Project: Diana Fountain, Bushey Park, London

Client: The Royal Parks

The Grade I listed sculpted fountain, set in the Great Basin at Bushy Park, is a gilt bronze statue of goddess (sometimes described as Arethusa) on a marble and stone fountain, surrounded by bronzes of four boys, four water nymphs and four shells. Originally created for Somerset House in the 1630s, and remodelled about 1690, the fountain has stood since 1713 in Bushy Park, and now forms a large traffic island in Chestnut Avenue.

Barwin undertook the maintenance works.  The Arethusa sculpture was cleaned and polished using a very light cloth to remove any potential harmful debris. 12 bronze statues were cleaned with environmentally friendly solution, rinsed with water and dried with chamois leather. Two coats of renaissance wax were applied and buffed by hand with soft cloths.

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